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Man who prompted inquiry into Manitoba judge's nude photos must repay $25,000

June 21, 2012 - 4:19 PM

WINNIPEG - The man at the centre of a scandal over a Manitoba judge's nude photos has been ordered to repay the $25,000 he received as part of a settlement almost a decade ago.

Alexander Chapman went public in 2010 with accusations of being sexually harassed by Justice Lori Douglas and her husband, Jack King, in 2003.

King has admitted to giving nude photos of his wife to Chapman, but says he acted without his wife's knowledge.

King also paid Chapman $25,000 in 2003 on the condition Chapman would return the photos and never publicly discuss what had happened.

Chapman has admitted to breaking that deal, and has said he had to go public because he continues to be haunted by what happened.

Now a judge has ordered Chapman to repay the money he received from King and to reimburse King for his legal expenses.

The controversy has led to a public inquiry. The Canadian Judicial Council is holding hearings this summer to determine whether Douglas should be removed from the bench.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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